UK Parliament Debate on UPC Delayed

UK Parliament Debate on UPC Delayed

2017/8/29

The UK Parliament delayed the debate on the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement, which blocked the advancement of UPC Agreement again. UPC Immunities and Privileges Protocol is the last legislative measure of UPC approval by the UK. On July 17, the debate on the above protocol was not able to be held by the House of Commons. The spokesman of the Intellectual Property Office of the UK (UKIPO) said that the debate failed to be held as schedule due to that there are more urgent Parliament affairs to be solved in priority. After the summer recess which will end on September 5, the Scottish Parliament will establish a separate legislation. The House of Lords and the House of Commons will respectively debate on the UPC Immunities and Privileges Protocol, which will finally come into force after the approval of the Privy Council. Once the legislation is approved, the UK will officially ratify the UPC Agreement.



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